For great food in buzzy surroundings, Melbourne's pizza restaurants are pretty hard to beat. There's a vibrant Italian community here and the atmosphere of 'Little Italy' around Lygon Street is one of the most exciting areas in the city. The sheer variety is enticing with something to delight almost any palette. In the mood for something meaty? Check out the salumi celio at Santoni, with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, sopressa, salami, oregano, basil and olive oil. Veggie more your thing? Try the bufala at Pinocchio, with fresh bufala mozzarella, fresh basil, oregano and olive oil. If you love a bit of seafood, Roy's on Melville has a whopping 13 inch king prawn pizza with bocconcini cheese, mozzarella, pesto, rocket and tomato.
From the slightly peckish to the seriously ravenous, everyone can satisfy their appetite with some delicious dishes in Melbourne's pizza restaurants. A mighty calzone will soon get rid of those hunger pangs, while a simple Italian salad from Kensington Pizza is perfect as a lighter bite. Don't forget, too, that many pizza restaurants in Melbourne serve their pizza in a variety of sizes, so you can still have your favourite even if you're only in for something to tide you over.
If you're eating out with friends or family, then Melbourne's pizza restaurants are an excellent choice. Kick things off with a few starters and sides to share like garlic bread, focaccia and fresh caprese salad. Following on, keep an eye out for pizzerias offering sharing plates – Pinocchio will even serve you a pizza stretched out to a metre long, making an impressive and tasty centrepiece for any table. Or, half and half toppings make sure everyone can have exactly what they want while the casual atmosphere and attentive service ensures the best possible dining experience.
If you like keeping things classic, why not head to Farina 00 for some of the best woodfired pizzas in Melbourne. This well-loved Melbourne pizza restaurant is famous for its salsiccia topped with wild broccolini, mozzarella, Italian pork sausage and taleggio cheese, as well as an array of classics ranging from the humble margherita to the flavoursome marinara. We think we've got you sufficiently craving pizza by now so do yourself a favour, jump on Quandoo and reserve a table at one of Melbourne's best pizza restaurants. You won't regret a single, cheesy thing.